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National GOP says it can pass short-term spending without Democrats
Author: 0 GOP says it can pass short-term spending without Democrats

Without the extension or a longer-term funding bill, federal agencies will run out of money by midnight Friday, likely triggering abrupt layoffs of hundreds of thousands of federal government workers until funding resumes. Another was Obamacare, formally known as the Affordable Care Act. "We're still educating members", he said, adding: "We've been making great progress".

National AFBF Welcomes Confirmation of Agriculture Secretary Perdue
Author: 0 AFBF Welcomes Confirmation of Agriculture Secretary Perdue

The former Governor of Georgia will be in charge of leading a federal agency with a $150 billion budget and big issues to deal with on food and agriculture. He also promised to reach out to Democrats. "I urge Mr. Perdue to help me educate folks in this body and the White House that the safety net is more than a talking point".

National Canada PM: Trump was prepared to exit NAFTA before chat
Author: 0 Canada PM: Trump was prepared to exit NAFTA before chat

But following two hastily-arranged phonecalls between Mr Trump, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto late on Wednesday, the USA president said he would not cancel the agreement. He did not give details but the Trump administration on Monday moved to impose tariffs on imported Canadian lumber that mostly feeds USA homebuilding.

National GOP's health care push tests Democratic resistance
Author: 0 GOP's health care push tests Democratic resistance

Pelosi has also said she would oppose a stopgap measure without a broader agreement on an omnibus spending package that would fund the government through the rest of fiscal year 2017, which ends on September 30. "The mood is still guardedly optimistic", said Representative Chris Collins, a moderate and Trump ally who supports the bill. House Speaker Paul Ryan said they will take the AHCA for consideration on the floor once they already have enough yes votes.

National InfoWars' Alex Jones Loses Primary Custody; Ex-Wife Gets Joint Custody
Author: 0 InfoWars' Alex Jones Loses Primary Custody; Ex-Wife Gets Joint Custody

State District Judge Orlinda Naranjo also announced that Kelly Jones will decide where the children will live, The Austin American-Statesman reports. Kelly Jones' attorney countered that the bombastic broadcast personality, who has called the 2012 Sandy Hook school killings a hoax, is a "cult leader" who was turning their children against his ex-wife in what she called "parental alienation syndrome".

Author: 0 Trump struggles to apply business skills to presidency

Trump's foreign policy emphasizes military strength over diplomacyU.S. President Donald Trump used his first 100 days in office to change the direction of American foreign policy. "The skinny budget blueprint had cuts in domestic spending, while increasing spending on the military and national security and interior security", he said.

National Ann Coulter a no-show at raucous but peaceful Berkeley rally
Author: 0 Ann Coulter a no-show at raucous but peaceful Berkeley rally

Dozens of police officers - a fraction of the forces that swarmed the university campus - stood in the street to keep people on either side at bay. A protester uses a bullhorn to make her feelings known during a press conference held by the Berkeley College Republicans in Sproul Plaza on the UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, Calif., on Wednesday, April 26, 2017.

National ABC, CBS Move On from UC Berkeley's Anti-Free Speech Riots
Author: 0 ABC, CBS Move On from UC Berkeley's Anti-Free Speech Riots

Police in Berkeley are mobilizing on motorbikes, in armored trucks and on foot for possible violence at rallies and protests over Ann Coulter's canceled appearance at the California city's university. College Republicans spokesman Naweed Thomas accused university officials of "refusing to ensure the safety of all students" and thus infringing on free-speech rights, as claimed in a lawsuit that sponsors of the event filed in federal court on Tuesday.

National GOP proposes updated healthcare plan: 6 things to know
Author: 0 GOP proposes updated healthcare plan: 6 things to know

Democrats had for weeks signaled a lack of support for any spending bill that included money for Trump's pet project. The development short-circuits, yet again, the House effort to repeal the cornerstone domestic achievement of President Barack Obama .

National Reebok to release two radical new Alien Stomper athletic shoes
Author: 0 Reebok to release two radical new Alien Stomper athletic shoes

The now-annual holiday falls on April 26 as a cheeky homage to LV-426, the Xenomorph-filled planet on which Sigourney Weaver's Ellen Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo made a horrifying first contact in 1979's Alien. The formidable "Queen" option is in black patent leather, which mimics the slimy shine of the aliens . They sell as a pack for $325, though if that's a little steep for your acidy blood, you can enter to win a pack .

National Entire US Senate called to White House for North Korea briefing
Author: 0 Entire US Senate called to White House for North Korea briefing

The Senators were briefed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Defense Secretary James Mattis , Chairman of the Joint chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford , and National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, all of whom were "very sober" in their presentation, another Senator told O'Keefe.

National US lawmakers look to Trump admin briefing for clear N. Korea strategy
Author: 0 US lawmakers look to Trump admin briefing for clear N. Korea strategy

Corker said he's been in touch with administration officials regarding North Korea's belligerence, and he plans to have dinner tonight with President Trump on that topic. troops, the defense ministry said. "North Korea is the most risky spot on the planet right now", Cruz said. "I, frankly, don't understand why it's not easier to bring four people here than it is to take 100 there", said Sen.

National Woman killed outside Northern California wildlife museum
Author: 0 Woman killed outside Northern California wildlife museum

However, by Friday morning, the man had relinquished his firearm, turning it over to a robot that was sent to the vehicle by a SWAT team. Police say a woman has been shot and killed outside a wildlife sanctuary outside in a suburban area of Northern California.

Author: 0 Immigration Reform Advocate Says Trump Will Win Battle with Sanctuary Cities

For decades, liberal politicians insisted immigration's the federal government's responsibility and wouldn't do anything about illegal immigrants at the local level. The judge said that argument was not plausible because the wording of Trump's order addressed all federal funding and because Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions had made broad statements threatening to withhold, terminate or claw back federal funding.

National Teams using dogs, drones to look for missing Joliet toddler
Author: 0 Teams using dogs, drones to look for missing Joliet toddler

Authorities and volunteers searched for the young girl for 30 hours before finding her around midnight, the Will County Sheriff's Office said in a release . Police searched the Preston Heights area throughout Tuesday night, using bloodhounds, more than 80 emergency personnel and a helicopter with infrared sensors, but they were unable to locate the girl.

National Trump warns 'major conflict' with North Korea possible
Author: 0 Trump warns 'major conflict' with North Korea possible

Harris also says he doubts the North Korean people will rise up to topple North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. "What we are seeking is the same thing China has said they seek - a full denuclearization of the Korean peninsula", he said. Korean war jitters made global headlines after U.S. President Donald Trump issued repeated, ambiguous warnings about his willingness to take unilateral action and sent U.S.

Author: 0 Flynn's Foreign Payments May Have Broken The Law

Flynn's consulting firm accepted $530,000 for work with a firm that is associated with Turkey's government. Congressional committees are investigating Russia's attempt to manipulate the outcome of the 2016 USA presidential election as well as alleged ties between members of the Trump campaign and high-ranking Russian officials.

Author: 0 Scientists rally on National Mall for Earth Day, March for Science

People held signs condemning budget cuts to science research and demanding action on climate change. He still hasn't picked a top White House science adviser, which is fueling a growing concern that his administration turns a deaf ear to experts when the must-act issue of climate change is raised.

Author: 0 Delaware State Trooper Shot Dead, Suspected Murderer Killed in Standoff with Police

Police shot and killed suspected killer, Burgon Sealy Jr., after he had shot at police from a Middletown, Delaware home. Ballard, 32, was fatally shot outside Wawa in the 1600 block of Pulaski Highway in Bear, according to police. They say the store will remain closed until Saturday "out of respect to the officer, our associates and all those affected". The trooper, dressed in full uniform, made contact with both the driver and the passenger, who showed their IDs, police said.

National UC Berkeley cancels Ann Coulter appearance, citing safety concerns after violent protests
Author: 0 UC Berkeley cancels Ann Coulter appearance, citing safety concerns after violent protests

A leader of the college Republican group that invited Coulter also said his group planned to reject the new terms and alleged that the university is placing strict conditions on the event, according to WaPo . A scheduled speaking engagement by conservative pundit Ann Coulter , which was originally supposed to take place next week at U.C. Berkeley before university officials pulled the plug on the appearance, is now on again.

Author: 0 Judge cites Trump's words in blocking 'sanctuary city' order

That ruling, and another suspending his ban on travel from certain majority-Muslim countries, both involved federal judges in California. But we are confident we will ultimately prevail in the Supreme Court, just as we will prevail in our lawful efforts to impose immigration restrictions necessary to keep terrorists out of the United States.

Author: 0 No motive in Delaware trooper's fatal shooting, standoff

Nathaniel McQueen. The cops returned fire, killing Sealy sometime before ten on Thursday morning. After shooting the officer, Sealy called relatives and told them what he'd done, McQueen said, and they reported that to police. McQueen declined to talk about Sealy's potential motives, including whether investigators had discovered any links to terrorism. "So at 1:50 [a.m. ] there was a bomb and we heard explosions, then at 2:30 and we heard a bomb and they blew off the doors and the side ...

Author: 0 Donald Trump's 100 days of u-turns, bombs and cake

Republicans, and even some Democrats, have praised him for reaching out to Congress far more overtly than Obama did. Trump has made a big deal of twisting corporate arms to save U.S.jobs at automakers and companies like Carrier. Chiefly, an executive order he signed on January 27 temporarily barring citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States and blocking all refugees.

National Israel intercepts incoming 'target' from Syria using Patriot missile
Author: 0 Israel intercepts incoming 'target' from Syria using Patriot missile

The Syrian government responded by firing anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli jets, but these were in turn shot down by Israel's new antimissile system, Arrow, which the Israeli news media said had been deployed for the first time. Katz, who is also transportation minister, told Army Radio in an interview that "the incident is completely compatible with our policy of preventing weapons transfer to Hezbollah", the Lebanon-based terror group supported by the Syrian regime and Iran.

Author: 0 Here's what could be next for Trump's sanctuary cities order

He called the ruling "ridiculous" and signaled that his administration will appeal by saying "see you in the Supreme Court". To explain the significance of the ruling, we're joined for a few minutes by Scott Decker, foundation professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University.

Author: 0 Trooper killed in line of duty was a family man

This undated photo provided by the Volusia County Corrections shows Burgon Sealy Jr., suspected of fatally shooting a DE state trooper, before he was shot and killed by officers after an overnight standoff, Thursday, April 27, 2017. McQueen said Sealy confessed he had shot a Trooper at the Wawa to a family member, who then relayed that information to police. Ballard was driving a marked police auto and was in uniform when he pulled in behind the vehicle.

Author: 0 Flynn may have broken law over payments from Russia, Turkey: Oversight Committee

Leaders of the House Oversight Committee say retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn apparently didn't seek or get permission to give a paid speech for a Russian government-owned TV station in 2015. She had been scheduled to testify weeks ago before the House intelligence committee, but that hearing was canceled. Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, and ranking member Elijah Cummings, D-Md., spoke at a news conference Tuesday, after they received a classified briefing.

Author: 0 Donald Trump: Killing NAFTA Would Be 'Shock to the System'

Trade Representative, told CNN on Wednesday. Trump's top advisers had been embroiled in a debate over how aggressively to proceed on reshaping US participation in NAFTA, with hard-liners favoring a threatened withdrawal as soon as this week and others advocating for a more measured approach to reopening negotiations with Canada and Mexico.

Author: 0 Trump's tax plan won't affect 401(k) deductions, White House says after confusion

The Wall Street Journal offers a cautionary tone to the irrational exuberance many stock investors have experienced over Trump's tax plan. One analysis, by the bi-partisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget , estimates that Trump's tax plan would cost anywhere between $3 trillion and $7 trillion in lost revenue over the next decade.

Author: 0 House OKs bill to aid challenges to local gun ordinances

If one or more of the lawsuits against California's gun control laws were to make it to the Supreme Court, what would the outcome be? A lawsuit filed Monday in Santa Ana federal court by the California Rifle and Pistol Association challenges a prohibition on the sale of semi-automatic rifles equipped with so-called bullet buttons that allow quick removal and replacement of ammunition magazines.

Author: 0 Jack Jones and Marcel Williams double execution: Last words revealed

In 1994, Williams kidnapped, raped, beat, and strangled Stacy Errickson after forcing her to take cash from an ATM at gunpoint. Jones was administered the lethal injection at 7:06 p.m. Gov. Asa Hutchinson originally scheduled four double executions over an 11-day period in April. Williams also admitted to the state Parole Board last month that he had abducted and raped two other women in the days before his arrest over Errickson's murder.

Author: 0 Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn

The Pentagon's Inspector General had already opened an investigation into whether former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn received foreign payments without Pentagon's approval, according to a newly released document. One episode in question involves a trip he took to Moscow in 2015 for RT's anniversary celebration where Mr Flynn was paid at least $US33,750 ($45,210) to attend the gala at which he was seated next to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

National US lawmakers say Trump administration still lacks clear North Korea plan
Author: 0 US lawmakers say Trump administration still lacks clear North Korea plan

Speaking to reporters, Coons said the decision to brief every USA senator sent a positive signal about the administration's seriousness in addressing threats from North Korea. The briefing for the senators on White House grounds was a departure from normal procedure, when such briefings are held in secure, underground auditoriums or conference rooms at the U.S.

National Trump Puts Agriculture in the Spotlight
Author: 0 Trump Puts Agriculture in the Spotlight

Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary. The confirmation comes a little over three months after his initial nomination, which was announced one day before President Trump's inauguration. "Secretary Perdue impressed me at our one-on-one meeting and at his hearing , and looking ahead I'll push him to be a strong voice for rural America, and a voice for the policies our producers need".

National Trump, worst US leader in 100 days
Author: 0 Trump, worst US leader in 100 days

Trump also remains more popular than Congress. Trump's job approval rating, according to the Real Clear Politics aggregation of polls, stands at 43 percent approve, 52 percent disapprove; the numbers for Congress are 19 approve and 67 disapprove.

National NFL draft set to begin in Philadelphia
Author: 0 NFL draft set to begin in Philadelphia

Cleveland could've had Clemson QB DeShaun Watson with the 12th overall pick, but opted to trade down. The Titans got a breakthrough season past year from Rishard Matthews but need another wide receiver after allowing Kendall Wright to sign with Chicago as a free agent.

National Medical Marijuana Bill Headed to Senate Floor
Author: 0 Medical Marijuana Bill Headed to Senate Floor

None of the other major bonding projects were changed. Others worry that because marijuana remains illegal under federal law it may lead to consequences down the road for businesses and people involved in the state markets. House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, spearheaded the opposition. Democratic Senate Minority leader Jon Sesso said during a meeting with the press Thursday that he's seen Governor Bullock work in good faith with Republicans over an infrastructure deal.

National Democratic Rep Vows 'That Wall Will Not Be Built' Along the Border
Author: 0 Democratic Rep Vows 'That Wall Will Not Be Built' Along the Border

Trump had told supporters Mexico would pay for the wall, but with Mexico refusing to foot the bill he now wants Congress to make a down payment. In the midst of the delicate negotiations, Trump took to Twitter to blast Democrats. Now, with a government shutdown pending, it seems the White House has backed down from this threat in order to keep the lights on past Friday-perhaps an indication that the words that our president says out loud don't mean diddly squat.

Author: 0 Senate confirms Acosta as secretary of labor

Acosta's confirmation comes three days after Sonny Perdue was confirmed as secretary of agriculture, and two days before Trump marks his 100th day in office. Justice Neil Gorsuch's nomination provoked such a fight that majority Senate Republicans used the "nuclear option" to remove the 60-vote filibuster barrier for Supreme Court picks.

National Elizabeth Warren Says She's 'Troubled' By Reports Of Obama's $400K Speaking Fee
Author: 0 Elizabeth Warren Says She's 'Troubled' By Reports Of Obama's $400K Speaking Fee

Warren was promoting her new book, "The Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class", a tour that has led some to speculate she is beginning her candidacy for the 2020 election. I even talk about the United States Supreme Court and how much more pro-corporate it is becoming because of money that's being spent in Washington .

Author: 0 Arkansas executes fourth inmate in 8 days

The 8th Circuit judges agreed and refused to stop the execution. Kenneth Williams is shown in a booking photo. But a month after his sentence, he escaped from the Cummins prison in October 1999. Image: Kayla Greenwood said her family had forgiven Williams. "His execution will not bring my father back or return to us what has been taken, but it will cause additional suffering".

National Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag on
Author: 0 Rumors rife as gas restrictions in N. Korean capital drag on

In this Monday, April 24, 2017 photo released by the U.S. Navy, the Ohio-class guided-missile submarine USS Michigan is greeted as it arrives in Busan, South Korea, for a sc. Pressed by legislators, Harris would not discuss publicly scenarios for a pre-emptive strike against North Korea, though he did address the risk that United States action could be met by a response that would kill many South Koreans, Japanese and USA troops in the region.

Author: 0 Mike Flynn probed over payments from Russian government-linked firms: Pentagon

Kelner's statement , however, did not address the issue of whether Flynn requested and received permission to accept foreign government payments. Separately, the committee's Republican chairman, Representative Jason Chaffetz, asked the acting Army secretary for a "final determination" as to whether Flynn violated the law by accepting foreign payments, according to a letter released by his office on Thursday.

National Trump won't ditch NAFTA, for now
Author: 0 Trump won't ditch NAFTA, for now

The Trump administration last month circulated a draft letter on NAFTA renegotiations but has yet to give official notice. But a group of top administration officials, including Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, urged the president to reconsider the move, which would likely rock global markets and shake political precedent.

National Sheffield: Land Trust plans Arbor Day celebration
Author: 0 Sheffield: Land Trust plans Arbor Day celebration

Roe says overall the number of trees in Wisconsin is growing. During his presentation and after, Wickliffe Mayor William Margalis talked about the importance of planting trees, replacing those that have been cut down and helping to instill the right attitudes in young people about environmental stewardship.

National Conservative Freedom Caucus backs GOP health bill
Author: 0 Conservative Freedom Caucus backs GOP health bill

Dent is a leader of the moderate House Tuesday Group, which has about 50 members. They are concerned about weakening the protections for people with pre-existing conditions - a major reason that the MacArthur amendment is not sitting well with a significant swath of the House GOP conference.